Ok, I m brand new at this but it has been alot of fun so far. I bottled my first batch of Munton's IPA Bitter with 1 oz of cascade finishing hops yesterday. I tasted some and tasted a little "watery." Any ideas? Thanks.
Happened to me on my first batch also. I found that it came from doing partial boils and not mixing as well as I could. My advice: boil as large a volume as your pot and stove can handle, then mix in the extra REALLY well.
Great comment, some time in the bottle carbing really does help. I think the watery feel gives the perception of watery taste, in addition to the lack of aroma coming from the glass when you take a drink.
+1 to this....I was worried about a brown ale I made a few months ago being too watery after I tasted one at 1 week in the bottle......three weeks later it was suddenly the creamiest beer I'd ever tasted!
x2 my first batch tasted very watered down, and had almost no flavor! So i put it back in my brew closet for additional carb time. Turned out it needed a lot more time... @ 70 f it took 32 days in all to be ready to drink.